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Statistics on COVID-19, unemployment & UI benefits

Updated : March 26th, 2020

There is little doubt that coronavirus has taken the world by storm. With West Virginia reporting a confirmed case, all 50 states in the United States are now affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The deadly virus is not only leading to the shutdown of the states and assaulting the U.S. economy but also is increasing the unemployment rate. For those losing employment through no fault of their own, filing for UI benefits can be an effective way to overcome the unexpected financial crisis.

Amid the outbreak of coronavirus, many states have eased the unemployment benefits criteria and are offering immediate financial relief to those who have lost employment owing to the COVID-19 pandemic impacts such as travel restrictions, project cancelation, temporary shutdown of social gathering places, etc.

In this article, we will have a detailed look at the number of COVID-19 cases in popular states, the unemployment rate, and the unemployment benefits (UI) offered.

STATESCONFIRMED COVID-19 CASESUNEMPLOYMENT RATE 2020UI BENEFITS (MAX/WEEK)
Florida2,4842.8$275
Michigan2,8563.8$363
California4,0443.9$450
New Jersey6,8763.8$696
Illinois2,5383.5$648
Nevada4203.6$426
Ohio8674.1$598
New York38,9773.8$435
North Carolina8293.6$350
Pennsylvania1,7184.7$561
Oregon3163.3$538
Washington3,2073.9$713
Connecticut1,0123.7$688
Kentucky2484.3$502
Virginia46067$378
Georgia1,6433.1$330
Minnesota3463.2$740
Maryland5803.3$430
Massachusetts2,4172.8$1153
Indiana6453.1$390
Colorado1,4302.5$573
Louisiana2,3055.3$284
Tennessee1,0983.3$275
New Hampshire1582.6$427
Missouri5023.5$320
Iowa1802.8$559
Wisconsin7073.5$370
Oklahoma2503.3$520
Alabama5312.7$265
Utah4022.5$543
Arizona5084.5$240
South Carolina4562.4$326
Rhode Island1653.4$707
Arkansas3353.5$451
Hawaii1062.7$630
Kansas1683.1$474
Maine1553.1$667
Idaho1892.8$414
West Virginia765.0$424
Montana903.5$518
Nebraska682.9$414
Delaware1304.0$330
Vermont1582.4$466
Mississippi4855.5$235
Wyoming563.7$489
Alaska596.0$442
District of Columbia2675.2$444
South Dakota463.4$390

Have you lost your employment due to coronavirus? File a claim for unemployment benefits through a hassle-free process and get benefited during this tough time.

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  1. I work for a church pre school program and I have lost my job due to coronavirus. When I applied for unemployment in Texas it says that two does not except this employer as my last employer. I’ve been working there for 13 years. What do I do?

  2. Chad ….. how do I get thru when it wont accept my ID or my password. I change it 5 times and it still wont work. Calling is not working at any time when I spend and whole day calling back to back to get thru. why don’t they just help or force the employers ( company) to place they claims in for their workers like GM did……I NEED HELP…PLEASE.

    1. Chad,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  3. i live in ga…all the day cares have shut down my wife and i have full time jobs,,,but i have to leave my company which i have been there for over two years,to take care of our child….can i still collect unemployment…this covid virus is why i have to leave my job…

    1. Gary,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

  4. are you kidding me my son lost his job on 10/17/2020 hes mentally challenged and cant file on his own because he doesn’t know how so I started going to sites trying to file for him and the residence inn Marriott promised to help him and have done zip . ive tried 10 different sites and I keep getting dropped wen I complete forms and push submit. 12 days now n still cant file a claim.

    1. Martin,

      There’s only one website you should be trying from. Please let us know your state and we’ll share the website information.

  5. I have submitted my forms EXACTLY as I was instructed too on line. Even though I have filled out the paperwork correctly I keep getting emails asking for me to fill out the form that I have done multiple times already. Remuneration – Claimant Questionnaire is the issue. I got online and requested a phone call. 3 days ago. I just need to know that you guys received everything and I don’t owe any more information.
    Nobody answers the 617-626-6800 number. Just get directed to the internet. Well, you can’t speak with the internet. I am getting mixed messages and I fret that this will delay any benefits.
    Could someone please give me a call.

    1. James,

      Please try finding answers online since there might be limited phone support due to the shortage of staffing. This is a private forum and we’ll not be able to arrange a callback.

  6. I work for a church that has grown it’s congregation over almost 40 years and we now have 26 mostly full time employees, most being here many years. Will our employees be able to file and receive benefits since we are an EXEMPT from paying unemployment industry? State of Florida

  7. My unemployment benefits ran out 3/1/2020 am I able to file for extended benefits ? I live in California and am 62 years old.

    1. Ariana,

      We understand this might be a difficult time for you. We’re anticipating a shortage of staff across unemployment offices due to the massive surge in UI applications considering the pandemic. We advise against calling or visiting the office, as you may not get a response instantly.

      Your state may have activated “Extended Benefits (EB)” authorized by the federal government. We recommend you apply for UI benefits online. For more information, please visit your state’s official Unemployment website.

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